Relevance of anger and irritability in outpatients with major depressive disorder.

@article{Pasquini2004RelevanceOA,
  title={Relevance of anger and irritability in outpatients with major depressive disorder.},
  author={Massimo Pasquini and Angelo Picardi and Massimo Biondi and Paola Gaetano and Pierluigi Morosini},
  journal={Psychopathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={
          155-60
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Current psychiatric classification systems underestimate the part played by anger and aggressiveness in unipolar depression. This study was designed to assess the relevance of anger, irritability, aggressiveness, hostility, and psychomotor activation in major depressive disorder. METHODS A total of 222 newly admitted consecutive outpatients with major depressive disorder (mean age 48.9 years, 64.4% females) were enrolled in the study. They had no comorbid axis I or II DSM-IV… CONTINUE READING

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